The Yardbirds

Here 'Tis

Composed by Ellas McDaniel

Song Review by

Used as an encore number during the Yardbirds' residency at London's Marquee Club (where this track was cut live for the Five Live Yardbirds album), "Here 'Tis" is driven by a furious "Bo Diddley" beat and rhythm. Aside from the locomotive-like drive, the song features a lengthy rave-up, which was an instrumental interlude that the band made popular. The high-pitched, scratchy strings by guitarist Eric Clapton sound like a precursor to what would be known as punk over ten years later. Clapton's interplay with bassist Paul Samwell-Smith is one of the great moments in the band's recorded history, showing just how exciting the band really was in a live setting. Now available on the Rhino anthology Ultimate Yardbirds.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Five Live Yardbirds 1964 Charly Records 5:09
Having a Rave Up 1965 Repertoire 3:49
With Eric Clapton [Eva] 1977 New Rose Records / Eva Music
Shapes of Things 1978 Delta Distribution
No Image 1980 Babylon Records
Vol. 1: Smokestack Lightning 1991 Legacy / Columbia 4:59
Collection 1992 Castle Music Ltd.
No Image 1999 Hallmark Recordings 5:10
The Best of the Yardbirds Featuring Clapton & Beck 1999 Charly Records 20:45
For Your Love & Heart Full of Soul 2000 Sunspots 3:48
Ultimate! 2001 Rhino 5:15
Shapes of Things: The Best of the Yardbirds 2001 Music Club / Music Club Deluxe
Yardbirds Story: 1963-66 2002 Charly Records 5:10
Stroll with the Yardbirds 2004 Atom 4:03
The Very Best of the Yardbirds [Snapper] 2005 Charly Records / Snapper 5:09
The Clapton and Beck Years 2005 Prism Leisure Corporation (UK) / Prism Entertainment
Glimpses 1963-1968 2011 Easy Action Records 3:44
No Image Charly Records
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